The largess of Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas bestowed upon homeless protesters has now reached historic proportions.
A not so fun fact worth repeating . . .
KANSAS CITY SPENDING ON THE HOMELESS SURPASSES 5 MILLION BUCKS IN 2021 SO FAR!!!
That's not counting the Winter warming shelter and a half a million bucks tagged to last year's budget.
We'll do the math for the skeptics . . .
Earlier this month KCMO agreed to put up as many as 500 people in hotel rooms for three months.
This week the owner of the Econo-lodge off Armour Rd. spilled the beans and confirmed that City Hall had locked in at a lavish rate of 100 bucks a night for hotel rooms requisitioned for the homeless.
100 dollars a night for 500 people over the course of 90 days comes to 4.5 million bucks.
But we're just getting started . . .
Kansas City is also helping to fund food for the homeless.
And let's not forget job training, drug counseling and social work services offered.
There's also this week's cost of relocation after damage to the hotel rooms.
And now . . . A tiny home permanent residence might add to the price tag.
Not to worry. Prez Biden's free money is picking up the tab for now but this expensive giveaway is raising alarm bells amongst more financially conscientious members of council.
Here's a quick quote send our way after we confirmed some of these numbers . . .
"Yeah, we're basically burning money taking care of a small group of homeless protesters. Never mind that we've got hundreds more people on the street who might need help that we can spread around. Nobody seems to care because of the $195-MILLON that we're getting from the feds but that money is not 'free' by any stretch of the imagination.
We're supposed to be using those funds for COVID relief and to help workers, home owners and people who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic.
I don't want to be cruel to the homeless but I think we're more than meeting our obligation to them and we need to make sure there are enough resources to go around. At this rate, we'll run out of cash quickly and won't get any return on our investment."
Check the links . . .
Northeast News: Merging KC, City debut small shelter community for the unhoused
Developing . . .